Addis Ababa, September 14, 2022 (FBC) – The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Finance, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Diaspora Agency and Ethiopian missions worldwide, launched a month-long campaign to mobilize resources for national causes today on Tuesday.
The virtual conference was presided over by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide and State Minister Ambassador Birtukan Ayano, who were joined by the heads of Ethiopian Missions Abroad, Dr. Mohammed Endris, Director General of the Diaspora Agency, and diplomats from relevant departments.
In announcing the campaign’s launch, Minister Ahmed Shide and Ambassador Birtukan Ayano urged all Ethiopian missions organized into clusters to jump right into the campaign and expedite the mobilization of much-needed resources.
Addis Ababa, September 6, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopians, people of Ethiopian origin staged a rally in Washington D.C. where they denounced the terrorist TPLF’s renewed war on Ethiopia and continued attack on innocent civilians.
The rally has been held outside the Head Office of the U.S. Department of State under the motto “We do not compromise on the unity and sovereignty of our homeland”,
Demonstrators have reaffirmed support to the National Defence Forces and regional security forces who are fighting against the terrorist TPLF forces to defend sovereignty of the nation and ensure law and order.
“No More Misguided Policy and sanctions on Ethiopia and Eritrea”, “Reinstate Ethiopia on AGOA”, “Hands off Ethiopia and Eritrea” are among the slogans carried by the demonstrators.
Addis Ababa, September 01, 2022 (FBC) – International Ethiopian Diaspora Task Force (EDTF) has announced a fundraising event for displaced citizens.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 03 September 2022 in Washington, DC, at the American Embassy of Ethiopia meeting hall under the theme of “All Hands for Ethiopia”.
The International Ethiopian Diaspora Task Force announced that the money collected from the event will be used for the resettlement of displaced citizens and those who are in difficult situations for various reasons.
Ethiopia’s ambassador to the United States, Selshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s permanent envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Taye Atsike-Selase, independent journalist Hermela Aregawi and other invited guests are expected to be present on the program.
Addis Ababa, August 23, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopia Day was celebrated on Saturday in Bern, Switzerland, in the presence of Ethiopians, people of Ethiopian descent, and friends of Ethiopia living in Switzerland.
Zenebe Kebede, Ethiopian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Geneva, congratulated the audience on the third filling of the GERD and the operation of the second turbine, and thanked them for their outstanding responses to national calls.
Compatriots living in various parts of the world are celebrating the Ethiopia Day with various events. In China, the Day has been celebrated in Shandong City in a way designed to promote tourism and investment potentials of the country.
Addis Ababa, September 13, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Diaspora Service has announced that it has contributed more than 1.6 billion birr for the revitalization of conflict-torn areas in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Diaspora Service Communications Director, Wondwosen Girma, said that the movements and public rallies that took place last year were mainly to condemn the agenda of GERD being taken to UN Security Council.
Members of the diaspora in different continents, including the United States, have held more than 40 peaceful demonstrations, said Wondwosen.
In addition, the diaspora community condemned the countries that show lack of respect to Ethiopia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by fueling the war against terrorist TPLF.
Addis Ababa, September 5, 2022 (FBC) – Global Ethiopian Diaspora Action Group held a successful fundraiser to support displaced communities due to conflict and natural disaster.
The Group has raised more than 100,000 USD to be used for rehabiliating people affected by conflict and natural disasters in several parts of Ethiopia in a single night involving members of the Diaspora Community.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the U.S, Seleshi Bekele appreciated the organizers and contributors to this noble cause.
He also urged the Diaspora to level up engagements in all fronts such as informing IC on the truth about Ethiopia, skills and technology transfer, building institutions, digital and public diplomacy.
Addis Ababa, August 24, 2022 (FBC) – Diplomats and staff members of the Embassy of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Brussels visited the Royal Palace of Brussels, today, the 23rd of August 2022. The visit was organized by the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section in collaboration with Ms. Naomi Meulemans, a Belgian of Ethiopian origin and a founder of Ethiopian Art Conservation Program.
The Royal Palace of Brussels is the King’s administrative residence and main workplace, where His Majesty works daily with his staff. At the palace His Majesty receives the representatives of political institutions, foreign guests (heads of state, ambassadors) and other guests.
The Embassy staff had an opportunity to learn about important events and landmarks in the history of the palace which also houses images of exchange of visits between Ethiopia and Belgium.
Addis Ababa, August 22, 2022 (FBC) – At the Ethiopian embassy in Qatar, various sections of Ethiopian society were recognized for their responses to national calls, including contributions to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Ethiopian Embassy in Qatar organized an appreciation program, which was attended by many Ethiopians in Qatar and Ethiopians living in the Doha area, and was supported by private and public organizations.
Feisel ALIYI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Qatar, stated that the thanksgiving program was held to recognize Ethiopians in Qatar for purchasing and donating bonds for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam; for promoting the country’s favorable investment, trade, and tourism resources; for combating unbalanced reports and unnecessary interventions on Ethiopia; and for supporting citizens displaced due to natural and man-made disasters.